Wise hits out at Arsenal mentality

Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise has said that Arsenal ‘haven’t got too many leaders’ to get the team out of their current situation.

The Gunners have lost each of their last four matches in all competitions during a difficult period in the club’s history.

Indeed, Swedish minnows Ostersunds beat them at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League on February 22, before Manchester City overcame the Gunners in both the EFL Cup final and Premier League in the space of four days.

Arsene Wenger’s side then suffered a 2-1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon, which was a result that all but ended their top-four hopes this season.

Pundit Wise, who made close to 350 league appearances for Chelsea, has said that Arsenal simply do not have the mentality to overcome their problems.

Wise told Sky Sports:

“There are people walking about and not doing their jobs, doing what they feel they should do instead of being in a position where they’ll get pulled off if you’re not doing the job you’re wanted to do.

“Look at their team and the position that they’re in, I think defensively they struggle, I think they haven’t got too many leaders and I don’t think they have men at the moment that can get a grip of the group and bring it all together.”

Next up for Arsenal is a trip to AC Milan for the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Tuesday night.

The Gunners will then return to Premier League action at home to Watford next weekend.